Homer And Jethro

Homer And Jethro

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Country music parody and comedy duo. Homer (Henry Doyle Haynes Jr., July 27, 1920 - August 7, 1971, Knoxville, TN) and Jethro (Kenneth Charles Burns, March 10, 1920 - February 4, 1989, Conasauga, TN) met at the age of 12 when both showed up in separate bands for an amateur contest at Knoxville's WNOX radio station. They were hired by the station after being disqualified from the contest for sounding too professional. A show's MC forgot their names and introduced them as "Homer and Jethro," giving them their stage names. Their parodies earned them a BMI award, a gold record, and a 1959 Grammy, and their popularity caused Kellogg's to feature them in a series of commercials for Corn Flakes. The partnership continued until Homer's death from a heart attack while preparing for a concert in August, 1971. Jethro continued as a respected jazz and country mandolinist until his death from cancer in February 1989.
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Homer And Jethro Discography

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LPM 3112 Homer And Jethro Homer And Jethro Fracture Frank Loesser (Album, EP) RCA Victor LPM 3112 US 1953 Sell This Version
LPM-1412 Homer And Jethro Barefoot Ballads (Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LPM-1412 Canada 1957 Sell This Version
LPM-1880 Homer And Jethro Life Can Be Miserable RCA Victor LPM-1880 US 1959 Sell This Version
LSP 2161 Homer And Jethro At The Country Club (Album) RCA Victor LSP 2161 Canada 1960 Sell This Version
LSP-2286 Homer & Jethro* Songs My Mother Never Sang (Album) RCA Victor LSP-2286 US 1961 Sell This Version
CAS-707 Homer And Jethro Homer & Jethro Strike Back (Album, Comp) RCA Camden CAS-707 US 1962 Sell This Version
LSP 2492 Homer And Jethro Homer And Jethro At The Convention RCA Victor LSP 2492 US 1962 Sell This Version
LPM-2459, LSP-2459 Homer And Jethro Playing It Straight(LP) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LPM-2459, LSP-2459 US 1962 Sell This Version
LSP-2455 Homer And Jethro Zany Songs Of The '30s (Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LSP-2455 US 1962 Sell This Version
LPM-2674 Homer And Jethro Go West (Album) RCA Victor LPM-2674 US 1963 Sell This Version
639 Homer And Jethro Homer And Jethro Will Drive You Nuts With Their Versions Of The Standards (Comp, Album) Regency (2) 639 US 1959 Sell This Version
CAS-768(e) Homer And Jethro The Humorous Side Of Country Music (Album) RCA Camden CAS-768(e) US 1963 Sell This Version
LPM-2743 Homer & Jethro* Ooh, That's Corny (Album) RCA Victor LPM-2743 Canada 1963 Sell This Version
LPM-2928 Homer And Jethro Cornfucius Say (Album) RCA Victor LPM-2928 US 1964 Sell This Version
LSP-2954 Homer & Jethro* Fractured Folk Songs (Album) RCA Victor LSP-2954 US 1964 Sell This Version
LPM 3357 Homer And Jethro Sing Tenderly And Other Great Love Ballads RCA Victor LPM 3357 US 1965 Sell This Version
LSP-3462 Homer And Jethro The Old Crusty Minstrels (Album) RCA Victor LSP-3462 US 1965 Sell This Version
LSP 3673, LSP-3673 Homer And Jethro Wanted For Murder (Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LSP 3673, LSP-3673 US 1966 Sell This Version
LPM-3538 Homer And Jethro Any News From Nashville? RCA Victor LPM-3538 US 1966 Sell This Version
CAL-948 Homer And Jethro Songs To Tickle Your Funny Bone RCA Camden CAL-948 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
CAS-2137(e) Homer And Jethro Songs For The "Out" Crowd RCA Camden CAS-2137(e) US 1967 Sell This Version
LSP-3822 Homer & Jethro* Nashville Cats (Album) RCA Victor LSP-3822 US 1967 Sell This Version
LPM-3701 Homer And Jethro It Ain't Necessarily Square RCA Victor LPM-3701 US 1967 Sell This Version
LSP-3877 Homer And Jethro Somethin' Stupid RCA Victor LSP-3877 US 1967 Sell This Version
LSP-3973 Homer And Jethro There's Nothing Like An Old Hippie RCA LSP-3973 US 1968 Sell This Version

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